Georgian supports food entrepreneurs with innovative new program

Published on October 22, 2014

Food entrepreneurs in Central Ontario now have a new resource when it comes to navigating regulations in their industry.

Georgian College, in partnership with Grey, Bruce and Simcoe Counties, has announced the launch of a unique curriculum tailored for the booming field of local food production and processing.

Food Safety Regulatory Training is a two-day seminar that provides food entrepreneurs, farmers and food retailers with the most up-to-date knowledge and tools to better understand the complexities of the highly regulated food sector. Continue reading

Georgian sponsors Barrie Business Week

Published on October 22, 2014

Mayor Lehman talks to a group of business people at Alumni HallBarrie Mayor Jeff Lehman was at Georgian’s Barrie Campus on Oct. 22 to mark the opening of the day-long Bridges to Better Business conference in Alumni Hall.

The event, part of Barrie Business Week, was designed to provide development and growth tools for businesses. Expert entrepreneurs were on hand to discuss digital marketing and IT, global business opportunities, human resource strategies, sales and marketing, along with growth and succession planning.

Barrie Business Week is sponsored in part by Georgian’s Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre.

Temporary re-routing of buses due to Remembrance Day ceremony

Published on October 22, 2014

City of Barrie buses entering the college from Georgian Drive will be re-routed from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11 due to a Remembrance Day service planned at the Georgian Cenotaph.

Notices will be posted at all bus platforms to inform passengers of the detour.

Tentative plans are as follows:

•         3A to service the college from the temporary stop on south side of Georgian Drive, just past Governor’s Drive
•         8B to service the college from the temporary stop on south side of Georgian Drive, just past Governor’s Drive
•         6A to service the college from the temporary stop on south side of Georgian Drive, just past Governor’s Drive
•         6B to service the college from the temporary stop on south side of Georgian Drive, just past Governor’s Drive
•         8A to service the college from the temporary stop on north side of Georgian Drive, just past Governor’s Drive

The Remembrance Day ceremony will start promptly at 10:45 a.m., rain or shine. You’re encouraged to arrive by 10:30 a.m.

Teq Zwarych named Grizzlies Athlete of the Week

Published on October 21, 2014

Men’s basketball player Teq Zwarych has been named Georgian Grizzlies Athlete of the Week after helping his team to a second place finish at the Bruins Bash this past weekend.

Zwarych, a student in the Automotive Business program was instrumental in getting the Grizzlies to the championship game where he scored 24 points and added 10 rebounds in nearly upsetting the home Sheridan Bruins in the final. For his efforts he was named a tournament all-star.

The native of Whitby is in his second season with the Grizzlies and was named Georgian’s male rookie of the year last season.

Also in consideration for this week’s award was men’s rugby player Brandon Oliveira who had two tries in the Grizzlies final regular season game and the men’s badminton duo of Ethan Zhao and Ivan Kwan who had an impressive showing in men’s doubles at the Humber Cup.

 

Georgian Grizzlies Athletes of the Week

Oct. 13 to 19 – Teq Zwarych (Men’s Basketball)

Sept. 29 to Oct. 5 – Blake Ulrich (Men’s Golf)

Sept. 22 to 28 – Andrew Noble (Men’s Rugby)

Sept. 15 to 21 – Matt Lemay (Men’s Golf)

Sept. 8 to 14 – Robin Calamatta (Men’s Rugby)

An adorable convocation guest

Published on October 21, 2014

a happy graduate, wearing her convocation gown, holds her son.
Opticianry graduate Whitney Marshall brought her son, Paul Davis, to convocation.

On Oct. 21, approximately 1,100 students graduated from a wide range of Georgian programs. Friends and family members flocked to the Barrie Campus as guests, making this one of the most meaningful times of the academic year.

Opticianry graduate Whitney Marshall of Orillia brought her son, Paul Davis — born just two weeks ago — to her convocation ceremony. Paul also accompanied his mom to her national opticianry certification exam last weekend.

This is one of several convocation ceremonies being held this month at the Orillia, Barrie and Owen Sound campuses at which a total of 1,400 students are graduating.

 

Owen Sound Practical Nursing graduate wins 2013/2014 Governor General’s Medal

Published on October 21, 2014

Hard work and dedication have paid off for Practical Nursing graduate Karin Stockwell. She has won the 2013/2014 Governor General’s Academic Medal at Georgian College.

The annual award recognizes the graduating student with the highest academic performance at Georgian. President and CEO MaryLynn West-Moynes presented Stockwell with her medal during convocation ceremonies at the Owen Sound Campus on Oct. 16. Continue reading

Students invited to town halls on Major Capacity Expansion

Published on October 21, 2014

Georgian has partnered with Lakehead University and responded to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ call for proposals to expand degree opportunity for Ontario students. Together, the two institutions developed a realistic, achievable plan to build on existing infrastructure and combine the very best of college with university. Continue reading

Construction Oct. 23 on elevator: Barrie Campus

Published on October 21, 2014

A new rail will be installed in the elevator in B Building at the Barrie Campus on Thursday, Oct. 23. To safely do the installation, the elevator will be closed for approximately four hours.

The work is expected to start early afternoon.

Grizzlies golf season wraps up at Nationals

Published on October 21, 2014

The Georgian Grizzlies golf season wrapped up on Friday at the 2014 PING CCAA Golf National Championship in Loretteville, Quebec.

Both the Grizzlies men’s and women’s teams had consistent efforts through the first two rounds of the tournament, but were unable to get into the top five with the men’s team finishing in eighth place and the women finishing in sixth.

The third and final round was cancelled due to inclement weather that made the course unplayable on Friday.

Tyler Cameron (Sturgeon Falls) was the top placing Grizzlies male golfer who finished tied for 17th place with a four-over. The other men’s finishes saw Dan Knapp (Burlington) tied for 30th, Jeff Beedham (Georgetown) tied for 39th, Matt Lemay (Waterloo) tied for 43rd and Blake Ulrich (Peterborough) tied for 57th.

On the women’s side Chloe Wells (Mississauga) finished in 15th, Cory Pond (Simcoe) was 18th and Danielle Forhan (Barrie) was 23rd.

Final results can be found at the following link http://golfcanada.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/rcga14/event/rcga14396/contest/4/leaderboard.htm

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